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Disability in Cornwall: Remembering and Reflecting
This project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, ran for 18 months and finished in June 2014. We interviewed 20 disabled people in Cornwall about their lives, to hear their experiences of living in Cornwall, and to find out whether things have changed for them. At the end of the project we edited these interviews into a series of shorter ‘edits’, which, with 5 full-length interviews, are held in the following county records offices:
- Cornwall Record Office
- Cornwall Audio Visual Archive
- The AZOOK Project.
This is the first time that the voices of disabled people have been archived in this way and will provide new research materials for present and future archivists in Cornwall and further afield. We have not found any similar projects elsewhere in the UK, and think this is a unique project.
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